Sprint Speed

by Dr. Yessis


In this course you will learn how you can significantly increase sprint speed without additional sprinting. It is a well proven method based on improved sprint technique and development of strength specific to the technique.

Session 1. Introduction and background
Session 2. Sprint technique (form)
Session 3. Muscle actions
Session 4. Strength training
Session 5. Explosive strength training
Session 6. The training program        


Chapter 1: Introduction to Sprint Speed
1 Introduction to Sprint Speed 01:00 2 How to Improve Speed: Specificity 00:53 3 Factors to Be Improved 00:35 4 About this Course: Duplication of Joint Actions 01:34 5 Overview: Training Specificity & Genetics 00:57 6 Training Determines Resultant Speed 00:45 7 Even the Best Sprinters Can Be Faster 01:14 8 Specialized Strength Exercises and Training Program 01:10
Chapter 2: Sprint Technique
9 Sprint Technique 01:20 10 Sprint Techniques Sequence Pictures 02:20 11 The Explosive Running Book 02:55 12 Support Phase 03:28 13 Pushoff Phase 05:09 14 Flight Phase 05:52 15 On Action & Force Creation 04:01
Chapter 3: Muscle Action in Sprinting
16 Introduction & Support Phase 03:49 17 Push-Off Phase 05:27 18 Flight Phase 00:45 19 Other Muscles & Actions 02:49 20 Arm Actions 03:14
Chapter 4: Strength Training for Sprint
21 Specificity of Exercise 04:50 22 General Strength Training, Foundation 01:45 23 Lower Body Strength Exercises 05:27 24 Upper Body Strength Exercises 03:24 25 Specialized Strength Exercises 05:16 26 Active Cords 01:31
Chapter 5: Explosive Exercises
27 Explosive Exercises 03:24 28 Explosive Power 03:05 29 Ankle Extension Exercises 04:02 30 Other Exercises and Getting More Explosive 02:11 31 Combination and Repeat Exercises 02:56 32 Pawback 03:05
Chapter 6: The Training Program
33 Basis of Training 01:39 34 The 1x20 Program 01:57 35 The Need for High Repetitions 02:55 36 Second & Third Phases 01:02 37 The Workout 01:47 38 Adaptation 02:29 39 Visualization - Drills 04:36

The Coach


Dr. Yessis

Founder of Sports Training, Inc, Professor Emeritus at Cal State


Dr. Michael Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. from City University of New York. He is president of Sports Training, Inc., a diverse sports and fitness company. Dr. Yessis is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton.    

Dr. Yessis has served as training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional teams. He is considered an authority in technique analysis and enhancement and the creation and application of specialized strength exercises to develop and improve physical abilities and sprinting is a leader in sprint analysis and enhancement with specialized strength exercises.    

Dr. Yessis has written 17 books in the sports and fitness field including Biomechanics and Kinesiology of ExerciseBuild A Better Athlete, Explosive Running, and his latest, The Revolutionary 1x20RM Strength Training Program.      

He is a contributor to Football Gridiron and has written more than 2,500 articles on fitness and sports training that have appeared in magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Shape, Scholastic Coach, Fitness Management, National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal, Track and Field Coaches Review, Peak Performance, Running Times.      

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Caterory: Track and Field/Sprinting
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